3478. Robert Southey to [probably William Wilberforce], [6 May 1820]

3478. Robert Southey to [probably William Wilberforce], [6 May 1820] ⁠* 

My dear Sir

On Monday next I am engaged to breakfast, – as I was for this morning also, – I have before me a formidable list of engagements, such indeed as almost to make me dizzy when I look at it, – Breakfast & dinner – day after day, – & for dinner every day till Tuesday 23 – inclusive, except Thursday & Friday the 18 & 19th. Should either of those days suit with your convenience, I shall not regard it a sin to be the means of withholding you from one nights parliamentary fatigue.

In great haste – Believe me my dear Sir

Yours with sincere respect

Robert Southey

Saturday Noon


* MS: Beinecke Library, Osborn MSS File ‘S’, Folder 14204. ALS; 1p.
Note on correspondent: Identified by content; Southey dined with Wilberforce in London on Friday 19 May 1820.
Dating note: Dating is taken from the content. BACK


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